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|LBText=TO Hammy there is just one thing to live for and that is to sleep. He can certainly caulk with the best of them. He figures that the man who goes through here without almost bilging is missing a part of the life; so he starts each term by going unsat in at least two subjects. At the end of the term he is sure to come around with that big sigh of relief saying "Well, the Academic Department almost knocked me off this time." No one has ever seen Ham drag but he can hardly be called a red mike. From the looks of that blue letter he receives every morning he must have been captured and taken well in hand by some little fair-eyed daughter of "Little Rhody." After the long winter's sleep, Ham expends all the accumulated vim, vigor, and vitality out on the cinder track showing some real speed in the sprint events. The way in which Hammy flies over the 2.10 distance is a rough approximation of what he will do in the great Race in which we all enter when we step out into the world in June.
 
|LBText=TO Hammy there is just one thing to live for and that is to sleep. He can certainly caulk with the best of them. He figures that the man who goes through here without almost bilging is missing a part of the life; so he starts each term by going unsat in at least two subjects. At the end of the term he is sure to come around with that big sigh of relief saying "Well, the Academic Department almost knocked me off this time." No one has ever seen Ham drag but he can hardly be called a red mike. From the looks of that blue letter he receives every morning he must have been captured and taken well in hand by some little fair-eyed daughter of "Little Rhody." After the long winter's sleep, Ham expends all the accumulated vim, vigor, and vitality out on the cinder track showing some real speed in the sprint events. The way in which Hammy flies over the 2.10 distance is a rough approximation of what he will do in the great Race in which we all enter when we step out into the world in June.

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Weldon Hamilton '28

Date of birth: December 9, 1906

Date of death: June 8, 1943

Age: 36

Lucky Bag

From the 1928 Lucky Bag:

Loss

"LCDR Hamilton, Air Group Commander of Air Group 11, Guadalcanal 1943"

Weldon was lost "in an accident near Tontouta Noumea, on 8 June 1943, while a passenger in a transport plane." Also lost were sixteen pilots and aircrew from one of his subordinate squadrons, Torpedo Squadron (VT) 11.

His wife was listed as next of kin. He is buried in California.

Wartime Service

The action for which he was awarded his second Navy Cross is recounted in some detail in The First Team: Pacific Naval Air Combat from Pearl Harbor to Midway. He was commanding officer of Bombing Squadron (VB) 2 at the time. Other actions are also recounted.

On October 10, 1942 he became the first commanding officer of Bombing Squadron (VB) 10; he served as such until he became commanding officer of Air Group 11 sometime before his death. (The page lists September 30, 1943; that is obviously incorrect.) Air Group 11 had been operating from Guadalcanal because of a limited number of aircraft carriers.

Navy Cross

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From Hall of Valor:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Weldon Lee Hamilton (NSN: 0-62053), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber and Commanding Officer of Bombing Squadron TWO (VB-2), attached to the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces over enemy-controlled waters near Lae and Salamaua, New Guinea on 10 March 1942. Lieutenant Commander Hamilton led his squadron 125 miles over uncharted mountains and jungles, to press home in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire, a vigorous and determined dive bombing attack on enemy ships, sinking or crippling three of them. Lieutenant Commander Hamilton's outstanding courage, daring airmanship and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.

General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific: Serial 6 (April 13, 1942)
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander

From Hall of Valor:

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Navy Cross to Lieutenant Commander Weldon Lee Hamilton (NSN: 0-62053), United States Navy, for extraordinary heroism in operations against the enemy while serving as Pilot of a carrier-based Navy Dive Bomber and Commanding Officer of Bombing Squadron TWO (VB-2), attached to the U.S.S. LEXINGTON (CV-2), in action against enemy Japanese forces during the Air Battle of the Coral Sea on 7 May 1942. He led his squadron in a dive bombing attack against an enemy disposition. In this attack, made in the face of heavy anti-aircraft fire and opposed by enemy fighters, he dropped his 1,000 pound bomb on the deck of an enemy carrier. The success of the attack by his squadron attested to the high state of combat efficiency developed under his leadership and inspiring example.

General Orders: Commander in Chief Pacific: Serial 13 (June 16, 1942)
Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Distinguished Flying Cross

From Hall of Valor:

The President of the United States of America takes pride in presenting the Distinguished Flying Cross (Posthumously) to Lieutenant Commander Weldon Lee Hamilton (NSN: 0-62053), United States Navy, for heroism and extraordinary achievement while participating in aerial flight. Lieutenant Commander Hamilton was killed in an accident near Tontouta Noumea, on 8 June 1943, while a passenger in a transport plane. It is recommended that an award be made to him posthumously for his participation in action described below. As Commanding Officer of Air Group ELEVEN, he displayed to an outstanding degree the qualities of intelligent leadership, personal bravery and the ability to inspire others. While not required to do so, he participated actively in attack missions conducted by squadrons under his command, flying ten missions in a TBF and one in an SBD between 29 April 1943 and 5 June 1943. These missions were all against heavily defended positions and ships. With no thought for his personal safety he repeatedly made bombing attacks against enemy anti-aircraft and searchlight installations that resulted in heavy damage to the enemy and contributed largely to the effectiveness of the missions in which he took part. He participated in a greater number of attacks than any other pilot in this command during this period.

Service: Navy
Rank: Lieutenant Commander

Navy Directories & Officer Registers

The "Register of Commissioned and Warrant Officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps" was published annually from 1815 through at least the 1970s; it provided rank, command or station, and occasionally billet until the beginning of World War II when command/station was no longer included. Scanned copies were reviewed and data entered from the mid-1840s through 1922, when more-frequent Navy Directories were available.

The Navy Directory was a publication that provided information on the command, billet, and rank of every active and retired naval officer. Single editions have been found online from January 1915 and March 1918, and then from three to six editions per year from 1923 through 1940; the final edition is from April 1941.

The entries in both series of documents are sometimes cryptic and confusing. They are often inconsistent, even within an edition, with the name of commands; this is especially true for aviation squadrons in the 1920s and early 1930s.

Alumni listed at the same command may or may not have had significant interactions; they could have shared a stateroom or workspace, stood many hours of watch together… or, especially at the larger commands, they might not have known each other at all. The information provides the opportunity to draw connections that are otherwise invisible, though, and gives a fuller view of the professional experiences of these alumni in Memorial Hall.

October 1928

Ensign, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: ENS Ralph Smith '26, ENS Cyrus Clendening '27, ENS Wendell Osborn '27, and ENS Carl Lindgren '28.

January 1929

Ensign, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: ENS Ralph Smith '26, ENS Cyrus Clendening '27, ENS Wendell Osborn '27, and ENS Carl Lindgren '28.

April 1929

Ensign, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: ENS Ralph Smith '26, ENS Cyrus Clendening '27, ENS Wendell Osborn '27, and ENS Carl Lindgren '28.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT Stephen Cooke '21 (Observation Squadron (VO) 5B).

July 1929

Ensign, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: ENS Ralph Smith '26, ENS Cyrus Clendening '27, ENS Carl Lindgren '28, and ENS Francis Jordan '29.

Others at or embarked at this command: LT Stephen Cooke '21 (Observation Squadron (VO) 5B).

October 1929

Ensign, USS Kidder

Others at this command: LTjg John Duke '26.

January 1930

Ensign, USS Kidder

Others at this command: LTjg John Duke '26.

October 1930

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 and LTjg Robert Symes '27.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Saratoga), LT Thomas Fisher '18 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LT Dixie Kiefer '19 (USS Saratoga), LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga), LT William Sample '19 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LTjg Walter Leach, Jr. '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Creighton Lankford '25 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Carlton Hutchins '26 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Charles Signer '26 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Claude Haman '26 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LTjg John Eldridge, Jr. '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LTjg Julian Greer '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Warren Graf '27 (USS Saratoga), ENS Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga), ENS Charles Hart '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS Dudley Morton '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Kyes '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga), and ENS John Craig '30 (USS Saratoga).

January 1931

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 and LTjg Robert Symes '27.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Saratoga), LT Thomas Fisher '18 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LT Dixie Kiefer '19 (USS Saratoga), LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga), LT William Sample '19 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LTjg Walter Leach, Jr. '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Creighton Lankford '25 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Carlton Hutchins '26 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Charles Signer '26 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Claude Haman '26 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LTjg John Eldridge, Jr. '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LTjg Julian Greer '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Warren Graf '27 (USS Saratoga), ENS Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga), ENS Charles Hart '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS Dudley Morton '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Kyes '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga), and ENS John Craig '30 (USS Saratoga).

April 1931

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 and LTjg Robert Symes '27.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Saratoga), LT Thomas Fisher '18 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LT Dixie Kiefer '19 (USS Saratoga), LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga), LT William Sample '19 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LTjg Walter Leach, Jr. '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Creighton Lankford '25 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Carlton Hutchins '26 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Charles Signer '26 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Claude Haman '26 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LTjg John Eldridge, Jr. '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LTjg Julian Greer '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Warren Graf '27 (USS Saratoga), ENS Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Kyes '30 (USS Saratoga), and ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga).

July 1931

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 1B, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LTjg Elmer Cooper '27, LTjg Robert Winters '27, and ENS J. C. Riggs, Jr. '28.

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LT Edwin Crouch '21 (USS Lexington), LT Henry Brandenburger '21 (USS Lexington), LT James Carney '21 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 2B), LTjg John Waldron '24 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Dick Downer '27 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), LTjg Eugene Lindsey '27 (USS Lexington), LTjg Harold Richards '27 (USS Lexington), ENS John Yoho '29 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 3B), ENS Baylies Clark '30 (USS Lexington), ENS Cleon Felton '31 (USS Lexington), ENS Edward Allen '31 (USS Lexington), ENS Eugene Lytle, Jr. '31 (USS Lexington), and ENS Walter Bailey '31 (USS Lexington).

October 1931

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LT Edwin Conway '20, LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27, and LTjg Robert Symes '27.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Saratoga), LCDR Oscar Erickson '16 (Scouting Plane Squadron (VS) 2B), LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Walter Leach, Jr. '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Claude Haman '26 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Julian Greer '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), ENS Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga), ENS Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), ENS William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS Byron Newell '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Kyes '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS George Stone '31 (USS Saratoga), and ENS Leo Crane '31 (USS Saratoga).

January 1932

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LT Edwin Conway '20, LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27, and LTjg Robert Symes '27.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Saratoga), LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Walter Leach, Jr. '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Claude Haman '26 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Julian Greer '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), ENS Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga), ENS Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), ENS William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS Byron Newell '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Kyes '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS George Stone '31 (USS Saratoga), and ENS Leo Crane '31 (USS Saratoga).

April 1932

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LT Edwin Conway '20, LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27, and LTjg Robert Symes '27.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: CDR Melville Brown '10 (USS Saratoga), LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Walter Leach, Jr. '24 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Julian Greer '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), ENS Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga), ENS Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS Mathias Wyatt '29 (Aircraft Squadrons, Battle Force), ENS William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), ENS William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS Byron Newell '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Kyes '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS George Stone '31 (USS Saratoga), and ENS Leo Crane '31 (USS Saratoga).

October 1932

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Matthias Marple, Jr. '23 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Mathias Wyatt '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS Byron Newell '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Kyes '30 (Aircraft Squadrons), ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS George Stone '31 (USS Saratoga), ENS Leo Crane '31 (USS Saratoga), ENS Frank Latta '32 (USS Saratoga), and ENS George Ottinger '32 (USS Saratoga).

January 1933

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: LT Jack Richardson '19 (Aircraft Squadrons), LT Van Moore '19 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Matthias Marple, Jr. '23 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Mathias Wyatt '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS Byron Newell '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Kyes '30 (Aircraft Squadrons), ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS George Stone '31 (USS Saratoga), ENS Leo Crane '31 (USS Saratoga), ENS Frank Latta '32 (USS Saratoga), and ENS George Ottinger '32 (USS Saratoga).

April 1933

Ensign, Torpedo and Bombing Plane Squadron (VT) 2B, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: LT Jack Richardson '19 (Aircraft Squadrons), LT Matthias Marple, Jr. '23 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Eugene Davis '27 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg Jacob Britt '29 (USS Saratoga), LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), LTjg Mathias Wyatt '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Oliver '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 6B), LTjg William Arthur '29 (Fighting Plane Squadron (VF) 1B), ENS Byron Newell '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS James Kyes '30 (Aircraft Squadrons), ENS James Clarkson '30 (USS Saratoga), ENS Mack Vorhees '30 (Aircraft Squadrons), ENS George Stone '31 (USS Saratoga), ENS Leo Crane '31 (USS Saratoga), ENS Frank Latta '32 (USS Saratoga), and ENS George Ottinger '32 (USS Saratoga).

July 1933

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Plane Squadron (VP) 4F, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27.

October 1933

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Plane Squadron (VP) 4F, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27.

April 1934

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Plane Squadron (VP) 4F, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27.

July 1934

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Plane Squadron (VP) 4F, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 and LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29.

October 1934

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Plane Squadron (VP) 4F, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 and LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29.

January 1935

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Plane Squadron (VP) 4F, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 and LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29.

April 1935

Lieutenant (j.g.), Patrol Plane Squadron (VP) 4F, Naval Air Station Pearl Harbor

Others at this command: LTjg Renwick Calderhead '27 and LTjg Lloyd Greenamyer '29.

October 1935

Lieutenant (j.g.), Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: LTjg Ernest Hodge '32.

Others at or embarked at USS West Virginia: ENS Thomas Oakley, Jr. '34 (USS West Virginia), ENS Allan Edmands '35 (USS West Virginia), and ENS John Powers '35 (USS West Virginia).

January 1936

Lieutenant (j.g.), Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: LTjg Ernest Hodge '32.

Others at or embarked at USS West Virginia: ENS Thomas Oakley, Jr. '34 (USS West Virginia), ENS Allan Edmands '35 (USS West Virginia), and ENS John Powers '35 (USS West Virginia).

April 1936

Lieutenant (j.g.), Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: LTjg Ernest Hodge '32.

Others at or embarked at USS West Virginia: ENS Thomas Oakley, Jr. '34 (USS West Virginia), ENS Allan Edmands '35 (USS West Virginia), and ENS John Powers '35 (USS West Virginia).

July 1936

Lieutenant (j.g.), Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: LTjg Baylies Clark '30 and LTjg Ernest Hodge '32.

Others at or embarked at USS West Virginia: LT William Haynsworth, Jr. '23 (USS West Virginia), ENS Allan Edmands '35 (USS West Virginia), ENS John Powers '35 (USS West Virginia), and ENS Frank Graham '36 (USS West Virginia).

January 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: LTjg Baylies Clark '30 and LTjg Ernest Hodge '32.

Others at or embarked at USS West Virginia: LT William Haynsworth, Jr. '23 (USS West Virginia), ENS Allan Edmands '35 (USS West Virginia), ENS John Powers '35 (USS West Virginia), and ENS Frank Graham '36 (USS West Virginia).

April 1937

Lieutenant (j.g.), Observation Plane Squadron (VO) 4B, USS West Virginia

Others at this command: LTjg Baylies Clark '30 and LTjg Ernest Hodge '32.

Others at or embarked at USS West Virginia: LT William Haynsworth, Jr. '23 (USS West Virginia), ENS Allan Edmands '35 (USS West Virginia), ENS Keats Montross '35 (Battleship Division 4), and ENS Frank Graham '36 (USS West Virginia).

September 1937

Lieutenant, Bombing Squadron (VB) 3, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LCDR Irving Wiltsie '21 and LTjg Edwin Hurst '32.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: LCDR Dixie Kiefer '19 (Aircraft Squadrons), LT John Waldron '24 (USS Saratoga), LT Gerald Dyson '27 (USS Saratoga), LT William Pye, Jr. '28 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 3), LTjg George Bellinger '32 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 3), ENS Maurice Fitzgerald '35 (USS Saratoga), ENS Paul Riley '37 (USS Saratoga), and ENS William Mason, Jr. '37 (USS Saratoga).

January 1938

Lieutenant, Bombing Squadron (VB) 3, USS Saratoga

Others at this command: LCDR Irving Wiltsie '21 and LTjg Edwin Hurst '32.

Others at or embarked at USS Saratoga: LCDR Dixie Kiefer '19 (Aircraft Squadrons), LT John Waldron '24 (USS Saratoga), LT Gerald Dyson '27 (USS Saratoga), LT William Pye, Jr. '28 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 3), ENS Maurice Fitzgerald '35 (USS Saratoga), ENS Paul Riley '37 (USS Saratoga), and ENS William Mason, Jr. '37 (USS Saratoga).

July 1938

Lieutenant, Naval Air Station San Diego, California

Others at this command: LT Van Moore '19.

Others at or embarked at this command: 1LT Floyd Parks '34 (Marine Bombing Squadron (VB) 2M).

January 1939

Lieutenant, Naval Air Station San Diego, California

Others at this command: LT Van Moore '19.

Others at or embarked at this command: 1LT Floyd Parks '34 (Marine Bombing Squadron (VB) 2M).

October 1939

Lieutenant, Naval Air Station San Diego, California

Others at this command: CDR Henry Mullinnix '16, LT Van Moore '19, and LCDR Irving Wiltsie '21.

Others at or embarked at this command: 1LT Floyd Parks '34 (Marine Fighting Squadron (VF) 2M).

June 1940

Lieutenant, Naval Air Station San Diego, California

Others at this command: CDR Henry Mullinnix '16, LT Van Moore '19, and LCDR Irving Wiltsie '21.

Others at or embarked at this command: CAPT Harold Bauer '30 (2nd Marine Aircraft Group).

November 1940

Lieutenant, Naval Air Station San Diego, California

Others at this command: LCDR Van Moore '19 and LCDR Irving Wiltsie '21.

Others at or embarked at this command: CAPT Harold Bauer '30 (Marine Fighting Squadron (VF) 2M) and 1LT Radford West '37 (Second Marine Aircraft Group).

April 1941

Lieutenant, Bombing Squadron (VB) 2, USS Lexington

Others at this command: LTjg Joel Davis, Jr. '35 and ENS Harry Bass '38.

Others at or embarked at USS Lexington: LT Louis Shane, Jr. '26 (USS Lexington), LT Donald Lovelace '28 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 2), LT Clair Miller '29 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LT Charles Crommelin '31 (Fighting Squadron (VF) 2), LTjg Robert Fair '33 (USS Lexington), LTjg John Hunter '36 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 2), LTjg Raymond Moore '37 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), LTjg Thomas Edwards, Jr. '37 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 2), ENS Leonard Thornhill '38 (Torpedo Squadron (VT) 2), ENS Roy Hale, Jr. '38 (Scouting Squadron (VS) 2), ENS Allan Wussow '39 (USS Lexington), ENS Edward Seiler, Jr. '39 (USS Lexington), ENS Edward Price '39 (USS Lexington), and ENS Willard Sampson '40 (USS Lexington).


Class of 1928

Weldon is one of 17 members of the Class of 1928 on Virtual Memorial Hall.

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